#1
Ive read many interviews with Yngwie Malmsteen and now the main one on UG's page with Herman Li. Ive noticed that both have said that they never practiced any excercises. Do you think this is true? If so, what did they practice?
#2
They DID practice exercises.

They just didn't consider them "exercises" per se.

It's an ego thing to say like "Hey I'm awesome but I never practice unlike YOU har har har."

That's the only ego-driven thing I read in that interview btw. I didn't see anything along the lines of an Yngwie type attitude.
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#5
I barely ever practice exercises either, I really don't think they're that important. I think the only thing that's going to make your posture, or whatever, better, is to keep your axe off the stand and on your shoulder. And playing with others is the best way to learn how to keep in time and such..
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plus Herman Li is a very pretentious bastard... good guitarist though... bloody good



Not really that technically capable, just hella fast, there is a difference. There are ALOT of people ahead of him.
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I barely ever practice exercises either, I really don't think they're that important. I think the only thing that's going to make your posture, or whatever, better, is to keep your axe off the stand and on your shoulder. And playing with others is the best way to learn how to keep in time and such..


exercises are EXTREMELY important... there's no point going off and doing the technical stuff, cos then the simple stuff, you'll get sloppy at.... I spent a whole week just practicing playing 8th, 16th and 32nd notes, just to make sure my timing and rhythm keeping was still up to strength. And practicing scales constantly. Plus, the exercises can keep your fingers nimble and stuff. On a final note, exercises are harder when slower... you really need to think when playing slow
#8
Yngwie is an asshole

Its kinda funny. He's a good guitarist but at the same time he thinks he is so sexy but hes old. The button down shirt and bare chest thing with leather pants is hilarious
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Yngwie is an asshole

Its kinda funny. He's a good guitarist but at the same time he thinks he is so sexy but hes old. The button down shirt and bare chest thing with leather pants is hilarious


I don't really blame Yngwie for his attitude, after all, when he first hit the scene, his idol (Ritchie Blackmore) said that he was ****e. Plus, to be fair, he is always interesting. Be anything but dull.
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#10
Might be true.. that doesn't mean you don't have to.. or if you don't it's just your way.. Oh well. Don't fret about it.
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They DID practice exercises.

They just didn't consider them "exercises" per se.

It's an ego thing to say like "Hey I'm awesome but I never practice unlike YOU har har har."

That's the only ego-driven thing I read in that interview btw. I didn't see anything along the lines of an Yngwie type attitude.


No, it's not an ego thing they say.

They just never did chromatics and all that stuff like for example Steve Vai's 10 hour workout, and nor did I myself... They just take parts of songs or compose etudes or whatever to practice...

So I don't really see where the problem lies.
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I don't really blame Yngwie for his attitude, after all, when he first hit the scene, his idol (Ritchie Blackmore) said that he was ****e. Plus, to be fair, he is always interesting. Be anything but dull.



what?? He's a grown man

he is an ass end of story
#13
^And you're a judgemental knowitall.

How the hell do you know he's an ass? Have you talked to him? Have you even heard him speak on more than one occasion? Do you know ANYTHING about him other than third person reports?

Get your own opinion and facts first before you call anyone an ass homeboy.
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Not really that technically capable, just hella fast, there is a difference. There are ALOT of people ahead of him.


This isn't sarcastic in any way, but go and tell me some of these people please.
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This isn't sarcastic in any way, but go and tell me some of these people please.


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dude, it was a genuine question, fair enough.
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#18
Yeah, and the answer to the question is gonna be useful for me in trying to find some inspiration.
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#19
I don't see the point of exercises, they are just good for the exercises themselves and nothing else. Just like carcinogens, they are good for causing cancer only, not flu or cold or AIDS, just cancer.

Scales are ok though..I don't consider them exercises, and herman li did tons of them.
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^And you're a judgemental knowitall.

How the hell do you know he's an ass? Have you talked to him? Have you even heard him speak on more than one occasion? Do you know ANYTHING about him other than third person reports?

Get your own opinion and facts first before you call anyone an ass homeboy.



He is famous for being a pompous ass im not pulling this out of my ass.

and it is my opinion AND the facts. is he not an ass?
#21
maybe he holds that attidute so people will go out of their way to argue about him on websites furthering his publicity for free?

sure he comes of as a complete jackass but who knows, maybe his celebrity side is like that for a reason?

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#22
I've seen a couple of (and read many more) interviews with Yngwie, and I've never seen him act like the tool he is portrayed as. He joked with the interviewers and was very pleasant throughout. I think he may have been a douche a long time ago but I think the myth has just lasted far too long.
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He is famous for being a pompous ass im not pulling this out of my ass.

and it is my opinion AND the facts. is he not an ass?


He's not famous for being a pompous ass, NOR is it the facts.

He might've been a tickle on the arrogant side in his teens (86-90) but nowhere near an ass, and he certainly hasn't been throughout the last 10 years.

If you had any clue and did not just repeat what others have told you, you'd know that. He isn't an ass at all, takes time for his fans, everything.

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I've seen a couple of (and read many more) interviews with Yngwie, and I've never seen him act like the tool he is portrayed as. He joked with the interviewers and was very pleasant throughout. I think he may have been a douche a long time ago but I think the myth has just lasted far too long.


Exactly.
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#24
ya i dont understand why he syas he doesnt do exercises he has to do some even if it is just chromatic ****. i try to incorpoprate exercises in **** into doing scales.
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#25
thats b.s. i like herman li, but for him to say he didnt do exercizes is a load, he is the definition of someone who did exercizes, he is a straight up textbook guy playing fast stuff